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What everyone needs to know about e-cigarettes    who.int

Health risks are associated with e-cigarettes, from the inhalation of their nicotine content and other toxic emissions they produce, either directly or second-hand. WHO reviews the current evidence o[...]

Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products    uicc.org

Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products Announcement made at joint press conference with Norwegia[...]

Norwegian Government to consult on proposal for standardised packaging of tobacco products    ensp.org

The Government proposal means that all tobacco products sold in Norway will have standardised packaging. The goal is to prevent tobacco use among children and young people.read more[...]

Plain tobacco packaging encourages more people to stop smoking and fewer to start    who.int

Consumers perceive plain packaging as ugly and dull - it decreases the attractiveness of tobacco products and smoking, particularly to young people and women. A new evidence brief confirms the effect[...]

Quitting smoking: An early non-motor feature of Parkinson's disease?    epda.eu.com

The reduced prevalence of current smokers among PD subjects as compared to healthy controls is consistent with previous findings, suggesting a possible neuroprotective effect of smoking. However, it [...]

e-Cigarettes policy guide    efanet.org

As the Tobacco Products Directive will be soon implemented at national level, EFA and ENSP we have developed a guide for EU Member States with recommendations on the regulation of electronic cigarett[...]

Beneficial effects of nicotine, cotinine and its metabolites as potential agents for Parkinson's disease    epda.eu.com

The effect of nicotine and some of its derivatives on dopaminergic neurons viability, neuroinflammation, and motor and memory functions, have been investigated using cellular and rodent models of PD.[...]

Hypocritical spending: European Parliament again votes to continue subsidies for tobacco growing    epha.org

The European Parliament voted last week to once again prolong subsidies [...]

Research Headlines - New stent to help lung cancer victims breathe easier    europa.eu

Many lung cancer patients have trouble breathing - and if they can't be cured, the struggle for air can become a relentless ordeal. Pulmonary stents - tubes inserted in the lung - can help. EU-funded[...]

Call for proposals: 'Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. Prevention and treatment of lung diseases'    europa.eu

Research Participant Portal is your entry point for electronic administration of EU-funded research and innovation projects[...]

AQW051, a novel and selective nicotinic acetylcholine receptor α7 partial agonist, reduces l-Dopa-induced dyskinesias ...    epda.eu.com

These data suggest that a history of smoking is associated with better olfaction among PD patients. The finding may be related to why smoking may be protective against PD. Further studies are needed [...]

[Press release] The European Parliament will not gain people's trust by continuing to contribute to the burden of chronic disease in the form of tobacco subsidies    epha.org

Brussels, 23 October 2014 - Among all the furore yesterday of the new Commission, the European Parliament also quietly voted against ending EU subsidies to tobacco crops (1). While on the one hand ma[...]


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